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MI-AIMH is excited to launch MI-AIMH RELATE, our new learning management system (LMS) to host all of our training and professional development.

MI-AIMH RELATE is our new training & education hub for students and professionals working with or on behalf of infants, young children and families.  Here are a few of the amazing benefits:

  • Easy training registration – enter your information ONE TIME and then only need to sign in for future registrations!
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  • Tracking – ability to access professional development certificates & transcripts – no more worrying about lost training certificates!
  • Finances – training purchases will be available in your User Portal. You will be able to access and print past purchase receipts and invoices as needed. You will not need to reach out to MI-AIMH staff in order to locate your purchase details.

Click to go to MI-AIMH RELATE homepage: https://www.pathlms.com/mi-aimh

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2022.DWIHN.Feb.March.Introduction to IMH Theory & Practice for Home Visitors

February 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and MI-AIMH

Early Childhood Learning Series

An Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice for Home Visitors

This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a registration code is required to register. 

This three-day training provides Infant Mental Health home visiting professionals the opportunity to share and learn about their work through video, group discussion, and clinical observations.  Participants will consider new ways of working with infants, toddlers, and families that support parent infant relationships.  An overview of Infant Mental Health theory, attachment, strategies, assessment, and interventions will be discussed and practiced. ***This training is for those new to the IMH field and have not attended this foundational three-day intro training yet.

Dates: February 7 & 28, and March 11, 2022
*Attendance is required at all three days

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Access: Trainings will be offered through Zoom.  A zoom link will be sent to registrants closer to the training. Be careful when entering your email address so that it is correct.

IMPORTANT – in order to receive a certificate and/or Continuing Education you will need to have a Zoom account (which is free) logged in to view the training.  We are able to export a report from Zoom which will track your attendance.  When you are signed in, your name appears along with the amount of time you were on the Zoom call.  Only those names that appear on the report will receive certificates with continuing education credits/clock hours.  Attendees must keep their video on for the majority of the training as part of the requirement for ceus. If you need to have your video muted for a long period of time, please reach out to the MI-AIMH host. If you have any questions, please email lsheldon@mi-aimh.org

Presenters: Carol Oleksiak, LMSW, IMH-E®, Kassandra Maple, LMSW, IMH-E® and IMH-E® and Rebecca Wheeler, MSW, IMH-E®

Learning Objectives:

  • To learn the basic overview of Infant Mental Health Home Visiting Theory and Practice.
    (Guiding beliefs, service strategies and goals)
  • To learn to observe parent and infant interactions.
    (Observable strengths and Observable risks)
  • To learn how to conduct an Informal Infant Mental Health Assessment.
    (Listening, screening & assessment, responding with empathy)
  • To begin to understand the development of Attachment and strategies that support developing attachments.
    (Recognizing the importance of attachment in the care and development of the young child.)
  • To see and explain the “Big Picture” when analyzing situations.
    (Ability to generate new insights and workable solutions to issues related to relationship based family centered care.)
  • To increase awareness of self and others through reflective practice.
    (Understanding who we are is as important as what we do)
  • To articulate both the infant’s and parents’ perspectives within the context of relationships.
    (Understanding and interpreting the use of videotapes for home visiting and supervision.)
  • To begin to understand the strategies used for home visiting in infant family work.
    (Services that reinforce and nurture the caregiver-infant/young child relationship.)
  • To be able to keep the baby central to IMH Home Visiting work.
    (Helping the parents initiate interactions and support the infant’s development)

Continuing Education Information – 16.5 training hours:

Social Work – Approved for 16.5 Michigan SW CEU’s
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
NEW! Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6867.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  MI-AIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Key MI-AIMH Competencies addressed include:

– Infant/Young Child and Family Centered Practice
– Relationship-based, Therapeutic Practice
– Cultural Competence
– Attachment, Separation, Trauma, & Loss
– Family Relationships & Dynamics
– Responding with Empathy
– Observation and Listening
– Supporting Others
– Supportive Counseling (Levels III, IV)
– Empathy & Compassion
– Parent-Infant/Young Child Relationship-based Therapies & Practices (Levels III, IV)
– Building & Maintaining Relationships
– Psychotherapeutic & Behavioral Theories of Change (Levels III, IV)
– Self awareness, contemplation, emotional response


This training is sponsored generously by the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWHN). Therefore, training attendees need to be employed by a Detroit Wayne Infant Mental Health program and a coupon code is required to register. 

Registration deadlines: Registration will close on February 5, 2022

For registration questions, contact Laura Sheldon at lsheldon@mi-aimh.org


February 7, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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